Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced Tuesday that the company has launched auto-generated captions for videos.
Where until now creators had to manually add captions to their videos, Instagram has now brought the auto-generated caption feature live to help users in the deaf and hard of hearing communities use the app more effectively.
It’s a long time coming, but we’re excited to share a new tool that empowers those in the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) March 1, 2022
Videos on Instagram will now have auto-generated captions, where you have the option to turn them off or on. pic.twitter.com/DNyzcdiPSU
Mosseri said the feature will be optional so that users will have the option to turn them off or on.
The company confirmed to TechCrunch that auto-generated captions are launching in 17 languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Vietnamese, Italian, German, Turkish, Russian, Thai, Tagalog, Urdu, Malay, Hindi, Indonesian and Japanese.